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A trip to Indonesia combines magnificent nature with rich, unique cultures that still thrive today. Whether you are looking for a luxury cruise, a high adventure expedition, or a wildlife watching excursion, Adventure Life has what  you’re looking for in Indonesia. Cruise through Indonesia's 18,000+ islands and stop at magical Bali whose temples, markets and rice terraces beckon. Travel to the heart of the Coral Triangle where sites like Triton Bay & others offer world class snorkeling on vibrant reefs, and massive whale sharks and tiny seahorses live in harmony. The historic capital Jakarta is a bustling melting pot of cultures, brimming with sites that celebrate its unique diversity. For many, Indonesia is just one leg of their cruise through the South Pacific to Australia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, and Vietnam.

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10 Best Cruises to Bali & Indonesia for 2017

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Corals, Carvings, and Cloves$990015RelaxedBoard the Silver Discoverer for a 15-day cruise of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to Papua, Indonesia, the Banda Islands, and the Lesser Sunda Islands. This voyage is a kaleidoscope of culture, adventure, and nature, with chances to snorkel, canoe, and witness indigenous ceremonies like the Pasola, a ceremonial fight on horseback in Kodi.
The Kimberley, Australia's Hidden Treasure$815011RelaxedEmbark on this spectacular luxury-class cruise on the the Silver Discoverer in Darwin, Australia and sail to Fursui, Selaru Island, Southern Maluku, Indonesia, the Arafura Sea, Wyndham, Bungle Bungle, Kimberley, Western Australia before disembarking in Broome. Explore Aboriginal rock art, deserted beaches, and a plethora of wildlife.
Jewels of Raja Ampat Christmas & New Year Cruise 2017$495010RelaxedFall in love with Indonesia on a spectacular holiday cruise that takes you to what is without a doubt one of the least visited but most memorable adventure destinations on the planet. You do not need to be a diver to be able to experience this global epicenter of marine diversity.
Kingdoms of Coral, Karst, and Cloves$742512RelaxedHistorian and seafaring expert, Jeffrey Mellefont, leads you through the spectacular marine landscapes of Raja Ampat – home to karst spires, birds of paradise, and the world’s most biodiverse coral reefs – to the clove plantations of the fabled Sultanate of Ternate.
Raja Ampat Action and Adventure$575010RelaxedGuided by Jennifer Hayes and Mathieu Malerba, experts at finding exciting and adventurous ways to enjoy Raja Ampat, trek through jungles to spot birds of paradise, float with stingless jellyfish, explore caves, lagoons and waterfalls, and snorkel and paddle in search of large marine life.
Jewels of Raja Ampat$495010RelaxedJoin the Katharina on this exceptional 10-day cruise to explore incredible landscapes and sail across one of the most desired destinations in the world, Indonesia. Famous for its magical temples and picture-perfect beaches, this region has it all to make memories of this adventure last for ever!
Raja Ampat Christmas Cruise$495010RelaxedJoin this 10-day cruise that takes you on a far-reaching exploration of what is without a doubt one of the least visited but most memorable adventure destinations on the planet. You do not need to be a diver to be able to experience this global epicenter of marine diversity.
Expedition to Borneo & Beyond$550010RelaxedFrom Singapore to Bali, set sail on a 10-day expedition cruise aboard Le Lapérouse, into the heart of fascinating Indonesia. Discover the largest archipelago in the world. Enjoy a unique snorkeling opportunity at the uninhabited and idyllic Tembelan Islands.
12 Days in Indonesia$219512RelaxedRelax on Indonesia's white sand and soak up some rays, or take a long beachcombing stroll during this incredible 12-day sailing cruise aboard the Star Clipper. Starting and ending in Benoa, this journey takes you across Lombok, Komodo, Bali, and more!
Exploring the Indonesian Archipelago$916015RelaxedEnjoy an unforgettable experience with this exciting itinerary into the heart of Indonesia’s most beautiful islands. Departing from Bali, set sail aboard Le Lapérouse on a 15-day expedition cruise to Cairns. Visit Komodo, Kalabahi, Banda Neira, Agats, Lizard Island and more!

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Rich cultures and nature define Indonesia. Born of fire, the volcanic islands that make up this archipelago offer some of the world's best snorkeling and diving among absolutely stunning biodiversity. Lace up your hiking boots or strap on a snorkel to visit:
  • Banda Neira – As part of the Banda Islands, this volcanic archipelago is teeming with wildlife just waiting to be explored.
  • Jayapura - Take a step into simplicity in this largely isolated part of Indonesia, where many modern comforts are scarce, though the regional culture is rich.
  • Bali - The departure point for several cruises, it is also home to the charming "Island of the Gods."
  • Bunaken Marine Park - Snorkel & dive your way along these protected reefs that are home to hundreds of fish and beautiful soft corals.
  • Raja Ampat - A veritable paradise for bird lovers and snorkelers, there are more than 1,200 species of fish, 75% of the known coral species in the world, and many endemic birds.
  • Asmat – See a native tribe & witness their way of life up close, as you hike and explore this tropical region by zodiac.

Indonesia Travel FAQs

Do I need a visa to travel to Indonesia?
US citizens do not need a visa to visit Indonesia for stays less than 30 days. They are required if you plan to stay longer. Tourist visas are not hard to get, and we can help point you in the right direction throughout the process. Check the visa requirements for more specific information.

Is tipping customary in Indonesia?
A 10 percent tip in Indonesia is appreciated at restaurants; drivers can get around $15-20 per day, and guides should be tipped between $25-40 per couple.

What is internet access like in Indonesia?
It's available and improving its reach, but don't count on it. The number of internet users and providers in Indonesia has just recently begun to boom, recently breaching 100 million users. However, this doesn't account for speed or WiFi - luxuries mainly found in the upscale hotels and travel businesses like restaurants. The further you get from Indonesia's major cities, the less likely it is that you will be able to find internet.

Can I use my cell phone while in Indonesia?
While your vacation will probably be in isolated parts of Indonesia where cell service is limited, if you do want to make sure that your phone will work, the best option is asking your service provider to unlock your GSM-enabled phone so that you can purchase a SIM chip once you arrive and access the local cell network. Using only WiFi or getting an international plan are alternatives, but they aren't always an option.

Do I need power adapters?
Throughout Indonesia and most of the surrounding Pacific provinces, you will need plug adapters for C & F style plugs - two round prongs like throughout Europe. Power converters from 230v to 110v usually aren't necessary. 

What are the toilets like in Indonesia?
Throughout Indonesia you will likely encounter mostly squat toilets that require you to bring your own toilet paper. Nicer hotels and ships will have Western style bowls. No matter which type of toilet you are using, it's important to throw the toilet paper in the waste basket instead of flushing it.

Can I drink the water in Indonesia?
No, but we will make sure that you always have access to clean bottled water or purified water.

Are credit cards accepted in Indonesia? Will I be able to find ATMs?
In the more developed parts of Indonesia, and especially cities, you will be able to use your card at ATMs, but many vendors and stores might not accept your card. In fact, international cards might only be accepted at the higher end businesses (like hotels and restaurants). It's safest to take out cash at the ATMs.

Should I purchase travel insurance?
Yes, and fortunately for you we have some excellent deals through our partner TravelGuard Insurance. It's always safest to travel with insurance, and TravelGuard offers some excellent comprehensive packages.

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Fun Facts about Indonesia

  • Indonesia is an arhcipelago nation that claims over 17,500 islands.
  • A large part of the country is on the island of Borneo, which Indonesia shares with Brrunei and Malaysia.
  • The world's most populous island is in Indonesia - Java has 130 million people, which is 60 percent of the country's population.
  • Indonesia uses the Rupiah currency.
  • The two main sports are soccer and, interestingly, badminton.
  • In the 19th century, it was also referred to as the Dutch East Indies, and the name Indonesia has both Latin and Greek roots.

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